The CurrentWhy Zunera Ishaq fought for her niqab - and bececame an election issueOct 8, 2015 | 19:38The whole country has been talking about her, especially Conservative leader Stephen Harper. Zunera Ishaq joins us to explain why she fought for the right to wear her niqab at the citizenship ceremony and how it feels at the centre of a campaign issue.
The CurrentTPP trade agreement reached but contentious as everOct 5, 2015 | 19:16Pacific trade ministers have reached a deal today. Stephen Harper has made it clear not everyone will benefit from this new trade deal. The deal will affect everything from drugs to cars... to butter and cheese. We debate the merits of the TPP agreement.
The CurrentFederal Election 2015: NDP flounders as campaign turns a cornerOct 7, 2015 | 19:38Less than two weeks to voting day and pollster Eric Grenier says the numbers are shifting, especially for Tom Mulcair's NDP who came bolting out of the gate. But it ain't over til it's over. Our panel looks at who's up, who's down and who's spinning.
The CurrentKevin & Alex Newman confront hard truths in father/son relationshipOct 6, 2015 | 23:29Veteran broadcaster Kevin Newman spent years getting to know audiences but during that time, he and his son Alex were growing further apart. When a teenage Alex finally came out to his dad as gay, it kick started a bigger discussion that was long overdue.
The CurrentMaximum security inmates beat Harvard in an hour-long debateOct 8, 2015 | 10:04Harvard University is known for its debating prowess. But its revered debating team got a little more than it bargained for when it faced the team from Eastern New York Correctional Facility two weeks ago.
The CurrentBeverley Giesbrecht: 'The Woman Who Joined the Taliban'Oct 9, 2015 | 22:20Canadian Beverley Giesbrecht is believed to have died at the hands of the Taliban. A new documentary about her weaves footage she filmed while inside Taliban territory, with the perspective of those who watched her helplessly venture deeper into danger.
The CurrentRobert Reich is out to save Capitalism from itselfOct 1, 2015 | 23:40Robert Reich, former U.S. Secretary of Labour says the only free market is the one governments legislate. The man who had a seat in shaping the economy inside the Clinton Administration, is now trying to save Capitalism … from Itself.
The CurrentWhy Zunera Ishaq fought for her niqab - and became an election issueOct 8, 2015 | 19:38The whole country has been talking about her, especially Conservative leader Stephen Harper. Zunera Ishaq joins us to explain why she fought for the right to wear her niqab at the citizenship ceremony and how it feels at the centre of a campaign issue.
The CurrentComedian Lara Rae comes out as transwoman with grace, good humourOct 5, 2015 | 24:16Comedian Lara Rae, who used to be known as Al Rae, of Little Mosque on the Prairie fame, goes public as a transwoman in Winnipeg, and finds new laughter and happiness in her new identity. Lara Rae joins us to share her story.
The CurrentOlympian-turned-Vegas escort Suzy Favor Hamilton shares her storySep 30, 2015 | 23:01She grew up running in small town America and became an Olympic darling . And when she began a secret life, she was just as competitive. Suzy Favor Hamilton became one of Las Vegas's most sought after escorts. She shares her story in "Fast Girl."
The CurrentGayle Newland case raises concerns for transgender activistsOct 2, 2015 | 23:57A bizarre court case in Britain involving blindfolds, hidden identity and a conviction for sexual assault has the tabloids buzzing. And transgender activists are worried about how the judge's ruling might affect them.
The CurrentSweat-shaming debate has critics questioning 'shame culture'Oct 2, 2015 | 18:29Consider the case of Amy Roe. She's in a Starbucks. After a run. Sweaty. Then came comments from a woman that to Amy was meant to shame her for perspiring in public. The result is a debate over "Sweat-Shaming" and whether calling it shaming is too far.
The CurrentSave health care, make medicare an election issue, say expertsOct 7, 2015 | 23:55The conversation that hasn't happened in the election - Health Care. It's the issue that most Canadians learn about the hard way. Our panel take the pulse of the parties... what they are offering and what they all need to consider.
The CurrentRay Kelly, NYPD former head says NY detectives embedded in TorontoOct 7, 2015 | 25:13After 9-11, Ray Kelly returned as New York City's top cop. He gave elite members of the force heavy weapons training and embedded his officers around the world. His legacy will define policing in the US's largest city for decades to come.
The CurrentRobert Fisk: ISIS is an 'unemotional weapon'Oct 1, 2015 | 14:57As Vladimir Putin ramps up military activity in support of President Assad, we go to the man tracking Syrian government troops and ISIS growth. The Independent's Robert Fisk shares his experience on he front line with the Syrian army.